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Apple Adds FaceTime To Mac App Store

by Emily Price | February 24, 2011February 24, 2011 7:13 am PST

this morning, Apple launched a Mac App version of FaceTime. The $.99 application is available in the Mac App Store, and allows you to video chat with others on their iPhone, iPod Touch, or home computer.

The application has been available in public beta for a little while now. Today, however, marks the officially launch of the app as version 1.0. Those who purchase one of the new MacBook Pro computers will get the application pre-installed for free.

From Apple: “FaceTime for Mac makes it easy to talk, smile and laugh with friends and family on their iPhone 4, iPod touch or Mac. Getting started is quick and easy — simply enter your Apple ID and you’re ready to go. Whether you’re talking to someone on an iPhone or on another Mac, video calls with FaceTime look great. There’s no better way to stay in touch with all your favorite faces.”

The iPad is expected to launch in less than a week, and is thought  to have a forward-facing camera that will be compatible with the FaceTime application.

What do you think about the Mac App version of FaceTime? Can you see yourself using it?

Emily Price

Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...